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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

MISINFORMATION

DEFINITION:
False information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
GoFundMe has joined a growing list of social media companies cracking down on anti-vaccination propaganda to help stop the spread of misinformation.
The Chicago Tribune, 03/25/2019

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Yacht

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.


2. Kilometer

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).


3. Voracious

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.


4. Toxin

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


5. Sect

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Being without or almost without hope

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


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